HARVEST AND DRYING CANNABIS

  OVERCOMING IMPATIENCE AND HARVEST AT THE RIGHT TIME To produce quality cannabis, you must above all be patient and respect the timing of the plant, flowering and drying. We know that patience is the virtue of the strong at least as the grower’s anxiety to harvest and taste the buds increases exponentially every day. The plant begins to bloom and the buds to form and swell. The buds begin to develop thousands of tiny crystaline dots filled with resin. Inside the glands, or trichomes, resin and THC accumulate. In full…

GUIDE TO GROWING CANNABIS INDOOR

  Whatever the motivation is, to grow cannabis indoors, we must consider that there are outdoor and indoor varieties when choosing the seeds to plant. Outdoor plants, even of great quality, would need an adaptation to the artificial environment that requires generations of selected seeds to achieve good results. Especially in the Netherlands, this has been done for years, so much so that in recent years there is a great number of seeds of guaranteed quality for all types of crops.  The genetics of a seed is the most important…

MOST FREQUENT PROBLEMS GROWING CANNABIS

  Growing hemp is as simple as growing other plants. Just plant a seed and water it. Every plant needs light, water, air and a substrate to hold on to in order to live, plus some nutrients. For the plant to thrive, all the elements must maintain a certain balance since both the excess and the lack of one of them would compromise its optimal development. In general, it is recommended to apply all fertilizers very diluted to avoid overdosing. As already discussed in the article “Nutrients and micro elements…

CANNABIS PLANT MOST COMMON PARASITES

  Here the saying “prevention is better than cure” applies. The best way to prevent disaster is through hygiene. So if you grow indoors never take your plants outside except permanently. Likewise, do not bring other plants or pots into the system. Before entering the system, if you have been in contact with other plants outside it would be advisable to change your clothes and wash your hands thoroughly. Maintaining ideal atmospheric conditions in the system is another way to prevent problems, healthy plants are more resistant to diseases and…

NUTRIENTS AND MICRO ELEMENTS IN HEMP CULTIVATION

  NUTRIENTS AND MICRO ELEMENTS For their growth, plants need various elements for their development. These are divided into three groups, the primary elements, the secondary ones and the micro elements. The primary elements are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) which are always indicated in the order N-P-K. They are considered primary elements because they are the ones that plants consume in greater quantities. The secondaries are Magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca). Micro elements are consumed in very small quantities and are often present in the seeds if…

CANNABIS FLOWERING STAGE TIPS

  Once the light regime suitable for the flowering of the marijuana plants is changed to a cycle of 12 hours of light and 12 of dark, plants undergo a change in the internal chemistry that causes another type of growth, the formation of flowers. It is important that the regime is severe. A longer daytime period would cause a delay or non-flowering. A shorter light cycle, on the other hand, would lead to lower production. The plants will begin flower formation ideally within a couple of weeks. During these…

CANNABIS VEGETATIVE GROWTH STAGE

  Since at the beginning of the process we don’t know exactly how many females we will have.It’s always convenient to plant almost twice as many plants as we intend to grow (as long as feminized seeds are not used). If in the worst case we only get a female, we can continue the process by means of cloning. Cloning is a technique that consists in cutting sections of the branch of a mother plant (cuttings) inducing the development of the root. This allows us to obtain new seedlings with…

CANNABIS: MALE PLANTS VS. FEMALES

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  HOW TO DETERMINE CANNABIS PLANTS SEX There is no way to determine the sex of cannabis plant until they begin flowering. Even using feminized seeds that give us the highest chance to know their sex in advance, there can always be a 1% chance that a male plant come out from a feminized seed. Male plants are the “nightmare” of any grower that grows cannabis for its bud as there always will be a chance to waste time and space growing plants that won’t produce any. Normally male hemp…

CANNABIS SEEDS GERMINATION TIPS

  GET HIGH QUALITY SEEDS The seeds of any plant in general are delicate and can be easily affected by the surrounding conditions, humidity and temperature play a fundamental role. There are specific boxes for the germination of cannabis seeds, surely mild temperatures help germination. In this regard, there are mats that can heat the soil to promote germination. The seeds must be of guaranteed quality and adapted to the cultivation you intend to do, so it is important to know at the time of purchase if you are going…

HEMP: the Plant and its History

  THE PLANT Hemp is a herbaceous plant, angiosperm, belonging to the Canabaceae family. The plants have an annual cycle, germinating in spring and blossoming in late summer. With the necessary precautions, hemp plants can also grow into a shrub and live for several years. The height varies from half a meter for the ruderalis species, and normally between one and a half meters up to over 5 meters for the Indica and Sativa species, where especially the varieties of the latter can reach greater heights. Generally hemp is a…